Marie D. Jackson

Curriculum Vitae

Marie Jackson, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Research Associate Professor, Geology & Geophysics

Biography

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Earth Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Doctorat d'Université , Géologie Structurale et Tectonophysique, Université de Nantes, France. Project: Structures des filons dans les massifs de péridotite
  • Doctor of Philosophy, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
  • Ph. D., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University. Project: Deformation of host rocks during growth of igneous domes, southern Henry Mountains, Utah

Honors & Awards

  • Science Brief: Advanced Light Source Phillipsite and Al-tobermorite mineral cements produced through low-temperature water-rock reactions in Roman marine concrete https://als.lbl.gov/ancient-roman-secret-self-healing-concrete/ . Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, 07/24/2017
  • Notable Article: Jackson, M. D., S. R. Chae, S. R. Mulcahy, C. Meral, R. Taylor, P. Li, J. Moon, S. Yoon, A.-H. Emwas, G. Vola, H.-R. Wenk, P. J. M. Monteiro, 2013, Unlocking the secrets of Al-tobermorite in Roman seawater concrete: American Mineralogist, 98, 1669-1687. American Mineralogist, 05/2013. American Mineralogist, 07/24/2017
  • Science Highlight: Advanced Light Source Unlocking the Secrets of Al-tobermorite in Ancient Roman Marine Concrete https://als.lbl.gov/concrete-industry-benefits-from-ancient-romans-and-the-als/ . Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, 10/2013
  • Highlights and Breakthroughs Article: Jackson, M. D., S. R. Chae, S. R. Mulcahy, C. Meral, R. Taylor, P. Li, J. Moon, S. Yoon, A.-H. Emwas, G. Vola, H.-R. Wenk, P. J. M. Monteiro, 2013, Unlocking the secrets of Al-tobermorite in Roman seawater concrete: American Mineralogist, 98, 1669-1687. American Mineralogist, 05/2013
  • Featured article: Jackson, M. D., J. Moon, E. Gotti, R. Taylor, S. R. Chae, M. Kunz, A.-H. Emwas, C. Meral, P. Guttmann, P. Levitz, H.-R. Wenk, P. J. M. Monteiro, 2013, Material and elastic properties of Al-tobermorite in ancient Roman seawater concrete: Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 96[8], 2598-2606. Elsen, J., O. Cozer, R. Snellings, 2013, Lessons from a lost technology: The secrets of Roman concrete, American Mineralogist, 98, 1917-1918. American Ceramic Society, 04/2013
  • Award, 25 best articles in 25 years, Jackson, M. D., D. Deocampo, F. Marra, and B. E. Scheetz, 2010, Mid-Pleistocene volcanic ash in ancient Roman concretes, Geoarchaeology, 25, 36-74. Geoarchaeology Journal, 09/2010
  • Acknowledgement,Open Spaces Commission: Commisioner 2003-2009, Chair 2003 Contributions towards acquisition of $8 million of lands at Picture Canyon, Observatory Mesa, and the Flagstaff Urban Trail System. City of Flagstaff, 03/2009
  • Graduate Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University. ARCS, Washington D. C. Chapter, 06/1980
  • Field Camp Award, University of Wyoming . National Geology Teachers , 09/1975

Biography

My collaborative investigations in pyroclastic volcanism, mineralogy, materials science, and archaeological science are breaking new ground in understanding how pyroclastic rock pozzolans produce durability, specialty properties, and long service life in ancient Roman mortars and concretes. I am especially interested in deciphering Roman methods and materials – and their geologic analogs in young hydrothermal systems – to produce innovative, environmentally-friendly cementitious masonry products and nucelar waste storage materials that benefit the modern world. The studies of Surtsey volcano resulting from the ICDP SUSTAIN drilling program in Iceland (http://www.icdp-online.org/projects/world/europe/surtsey/) in summer 2017 will provide extraordinary insights into geologic analogs for these processes. 

In the Media

Languages

  • French, fluent.
  • Italian, functional.

Website, Geology & Geophysics

http://volcanictuff-ancientconcrete.cmes.utah.edu/index.html